[EDIT 3 4/26 11:05AM PT]: Suspicious votes have been removed. Of note:
[EDIT 2]: Polls currently on pause for analysis.
[EDIT]: Hi everyone! I've heard from multiple people that there's been some freezing issues in the Sanvers/Destiel poll that I've been able to duplicate on my end. So I've temporarily closed that poll to give it a little nap and hopefully it will be less cranky afterwards. The poll will reopen at 5PM PT and I have extended the deadline by one day to make up for it. Thanks
And the polls are OFFICIALLY OPEN! Notes for this round:
After evaluating the previous rounds, the ships that are up for re-entry into the Ship Bracket due to suspicious voting are:
Now, these suspicious votes aren't as straightforward as the ones that brought the whole situation to our attention. That's probably why none of us noticed. But that also means I can be pretty sure they're fraudulent, but not 100%. This is why I'm doing a wild card vote in rather than a straightforward change to the Final Four.
This is how we'll proceed:
If you have any suggestions, I am definitely open to them. Please leave in the comments below and we can discuss. FYI, it looks like fraudulent voting began in the second round and really picked up steam in the Sweet Sixteen. Aside from the ships above, fraudulent votes for both winning and losing ships that did not impact the final outcome of a poll were found. I know what I'm looking for now though, so no need to worry about that happening this round. I'll just delete fraudulent votes that couldn't be achieved via conventional means as they appear :)
Have fun everyone!